About Carol


Question: How are we to treat others?
Ramana Maharshi: There are no others.

CAROL MCMILLAN, Ph.D., is an anthropologist who loves language. She started writing poetry as soon as she could form sentences on a sheet of blank paper. Soon after college, Carol joined an entomology expedition camping across the southern half of Africa. For her dissertation research in the 1980’s, she lived in Puerto Rico with free-ranging rhesus monkeys for half a year. Carol moved to Washington State as a community college teacher and worked with the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation’s language preservation program for many years.

 Carol has had scientific articles published in professional anthropology journals, and her prose and poetry have been published in various anthologies.  She was a 2013 recipient of the Sue C. Boynton Poetry Merit Award.  Her book, White Water, Red Walls, documents, in poetry, paintings, and photographs, a rafting journey down the Grand Canyon. Carol is currently working on a memoir of 1960’s Berkeley. She currently lives in Waimea on the Big Island, and is honored to have been chosen as the new president of the Hawai’i Writers’ Guild.